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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
of state, and former ambassador to the u.n.. dr. albright. [applause] sandy burger, former national security adviser to president clinton. sandy. [applause] leon feater, former national security adviser to vice president gore. [applause] nancy sotoburg former deputy national adviser to president clinton. [applause] and general wesley clark, former supreme allieded commander europe and director of strategic plans and policies for the joint chiefs of staff, general clark. [applause] i'd also like to recognize terry gardener, the director of the library. terry, thank you. [applause] joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] skip rutherford, the dean of the public school of service. [applause] bruce lipped see, chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] former secretary of transportation rodney slater. [applause] and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] it is now my pleasure to introduce this. he was the deputy director intelligence of the cia. he was chairman of the national intelligence com and served as a assistant director of central
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
no military on the ground. what company, what battalion is that? we have u.n. units from different countries, serbs, muslims, they are all jabbering and we are monitoring some of it and we are hearing it from other people and that had to be kept straight and you had to know the commanders and the political level and the other nation's level so it was a huge intelligence load on them. the only suggestion i have after all that, i don't know if we are doing this any better, we are not very disciplined in the pentagon about collecting information from people who have gone out and we should be more disciplined. somebody should have chained me to the desk and said write down the name of everybody talked to, every personality, tell me the five most important things and give me strength and weaknesses. i do believe the chinese do this, the soviets did this, the israelis do this and for some reason, the state department does it but for some reason in the military we don't. we just want to know about weapons. >> we will take you on that. >> we just want to know about weapons so we don't get into the p
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
that the u.n. commission of inquiry on syria's chemical weapons attack quote, points to the fact that evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including head of state. i know that the u.n. report did not say who was responsible. >> u.n. commissioner was talking about war crimes in general, specifically excluded the gas issue. because they had no information about it. they're not allowed, the u.n., presumably, to make a statement about who did what. they can say that there was a gas attack, but they don't want -- by commission, i guess, they're not allowed to say who did it. i don't know why. because i think there's a lot of evidence to be made available. there is sarin, it was used. the sarin that the syria army has has a different chemical component than the sarin that would be made by the front because the army is more sophisticated, has certain additives. certainly someone has looked at that. i don't know why they don't talk about the sarin they have and whether it shows it came from the army or did not. the other thing one could say is the preside
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
decade. it was very interesting because i think that one of the other things i did at the u.n. was try to make sure that sanctions stayed on iraq. that was, you had a cease fire translated into a series of captions, and those were very kind of ham handed sanctions, if i might say. the most, the toughest sanctions on any country at all, and what we were looking at through leon's help was to try to really get more surgical with the sanctions in -- on the form of yugoslavia. one of the problems that was there, because you put two things together, is that there was an arms embargo that was put on that only hurt the countries that had seceded from the seshes. the serbs had a huge standing military, and the reason we wanted to lift the embargo on arms was that the others were not getting any. there's two different aspects to this, but sanctions are a tool, and they do hurt, and the question is, how do you turn to what are known as smart sanctions to just the comprehensive ones? i think on the other questions, sandy, i mean, these documents -- >> all i have to say is that when you design a st
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
exchange, there was a moment of silence. at the u.n. general assembly, diplomats paused. former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan caused nelson mandela a courageous voice. the uk prime minister called him a hero of all-time, as a predecessor stressed his practicality. >> he understood politics. this is something important to stress. i always thought he was a very shrewd politician. >> reporter: the body of mandela was transported to a military morgue. there will be a national day of prayer on sunday. a memorial at a huge soccer stadium on tuesday. and buried the following sunday in his home village. in attendance will be president obama and first lady michelle obama. former president george bush and laura and former president clinton and hillary. clinton sat down today and recalled mandela's long years in prison. >> i said, tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better than than you went in. he said i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he said, i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what this idea, in the minds of people and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the process, that led to a peaceful transfer of power, was nelson mandela's insistence that there need be no losers, that all could win. >> we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
madeleine albright, former secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. dr. albright. [applause] >> sandy berger former national security advisor to president clinton. sandy. [applause] >> leon fuerth, former national security advisor to vice president gore. [applause] >> nancy soderberg, former deputy national security advisor to president clinton. [applause] >> and general wesley clark, former supreme allied commander europe and director of strategic plans and policy for the joint chiefs of staff. general clark. [applause] >> i would also like to recognize the director of the clinton library. thank you. [applause] >> joseph, the director of the cia information management services. [applause] >> skip rutherford, the dean of the clinton school of public service. [applause] >> bruce lindsey, the chairman of the board of the clinton foundation. [applause] >> forward slash future of transportation rodney slater. [applause] >> and governor jim guy tucker. [applause] >> it is now my pleasure to introduce dr. john gannon. dr. gannon served as the deputy director for intelligence at th
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
the tributes after ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general speaks, the tribute by foreign dignitaries, then the president of the united states, barack obama, followed by the leaders of brazil, china and india and then cuba. raul castro. they will all be on this little stage, this little area in front of 90,000 people who have gathered in the soccer stadium so there could be a moment where president obama and raul castro may shake hands, may talk, who knows. >> be interesting to watch if they shake hands. that was the big thing, the gore people wanted no physical contact or substantive communications because of the relationship between the two countries. obviously, you can get as close as we are at an event like that and we will see what happens. you watch something like that. for the former presidents to be together, you know this because you have been at big events, the opening of presidential libraries here at home, the king hussain funeral, you had a group like that. the pope john paul ii funeral, you had several presidents together. it's a security challenge, number one, then the
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
seem like the administration has given up something they shouldn't be gig up. >> this violates the u.n. security council resolutions, the u.n. proliferation treating and empowers other countries in the northeast to say we're going to strike an accord to allow you to continue your uranium enrichment and it encourages other countries to say we've abided by this and if you allow iran to do this, why can't we do this? >> we didn't stop pakistan. we didn't stop north korea. the idea that iran can be stopped if they want to make a nuclear weapon seems to not have a great historic precedent. >> they have the know-how. they're always going to have the know-how. what would it take if they make the decision that they're going to pursue the bomb? it would take a sustained military campaign. not just a bombing campaign because a bombing campaign would set them back for a period of time, but if they were determined, it would have to be repeated bombing campaign and it may involve boots on the ground. because that is often an awful prospect, we need to try everything, in my view, to see if that he i
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >> u n secretary-general bank human also commented -- banking i-moon alsok commented on nelson mandela. >> i am just going to the for at to go to paris subcommittee meeting. when i heard this very sad news of president mandela's passing, i thought that i would say in person something on behalf of the united nations. the profoundly saddened by passing of nelson mandela. nelson mandela was a giant for justice and a talent for human inspiration. many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality, and freedom. he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. at the same time, don't ignore in our time to advance the values of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world. and within each one of us, if we walked together for justice and humanity. his moral cause was decisive in dismantling the system of apartheid. 27arkably, he emerged from years of detention without rancor to build a new south africa based on dialogue and reconciliation. i was released to mee
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
at the u.n. in geneva. we fought hard for that. but think of the new markets that would open up and the bridges between people that peace would build him a think of the flood of foreign investment and business opportunities that would come to israel and how that would change the lives of everyday people throughout the region. fischer, the former governor of the bank of israel said, a peace agreement with the palestinians could boost israel's gdp in a short period of time by as much as 6%. israel would also enjoy a normal peaceful relationship the moment this agreement is signed with 22 arab nations and 35 muslim all.ns -- 57 countries in it is not beyond our imagination to envision that a new order could be established in the middle east, in which countries like jordan, morocco, a newly independent palestine and an internationally recognized jewish state of israel joined together to promote stability and peace. new from the start that if his young state were to do more than just survive, if israel were to succeed, it would need more than just strong defenses. he said israel woul
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
was toppled over. people taking turns taking aim. >>> and from iran tonight, state tv is reporting that u.n. inspectors have begun their work. it comes after that landmark short-term nuclear agreement. this weekend in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet f
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
, and they assured him the deal would get done. >>> in iran, u.n. nuclear inspectors visited a heavy water production plant on sunday. this is the first time in more than two years inspectors have been allowed inside. two weeks ago iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. >>> and coming up on the "morning news," fan frenzy. a riot breaks out in the stands at a soccer match, sending some people to the hospital. this is the "cbs morning news." to the hospital. this is the "cbs morning news." if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. for many adults, humira is proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it seems like we're in the middle of what our good friend david axelrod likes to call kabuki theater, confident but not overconfident. i wonder about the deal back and forth between president obama and members of his own congress like bob menendez pushing this renewed sanctions deal. >> i do think you've got the potential collision of a lot of different time lines. the president, i think, is realistic to say there's a possibility of a deal but the deal can long move forward long-term if iranians are willing to do things. if he understands that from colliding time lines politically you've got congressional members from both parties pursuing sanctions. you've got israelis against this deal. i think the one important thing the president has in his pocket, so to speak, the american people are supportive of a deal because they are so incredibl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask, why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being naïve, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program, and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and, for that matter, got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- >> next question -- >> sorry, haim, i want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular option is not available. and so as a consequence, what we have to do is to make a decision as to, given the options
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions of people, trying to get near the soccer stadium where this event will take place. it begins at 11:00 a.m. local time, 4:00 a.m. eastern time. either supposed to last for about four hours. we understand from the list of speakers that several of nelson mandela's grandchildren will speak, also his co-defendants convicted with mandela in 1963 and sentenced to a life in prison on robben island. one of them will speak as well as heads of state, president obama, president of brazil, china, india, raoul castro of cuba. this country has been friends and allies for some time. quite a day ahead of us, andrea. that's just one day. there will be several days where nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building at the national capital here and, of course, culminating event, the funeral in the eastern province. a poor rural area which was nelson mandela's homeland underscoring his very humble beginnings where
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
, nelson mandela, was announced by jacob zuma. esther mandela was 95 years old. at the u.n., the security council held a moment of silence and the secretary-general spoke to reporters with comments that are just under 10 minutes. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for this opportunity. said, i'mkesperson just going to the airport to go an african attend subcommittee meeting in paris. i hope this very sad news of mandela's passing -- i hope to say in person something -- i am profoundly saddened by the passing of nelson mandela great else in mandela was a giant for justice and eight down to earth human inspiration. many around the world were greatly influenced by his suffering for human dignity, and human feeling. he touched our lives and deeply personal ways. at the same time, no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world. within each one of us, if we believe, when men work together for justice and dignity. decisive inrce was dismantling the system of apartheid. he emerged from a 2
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. speaker, today marks the 1 u.n.th consecutive -- 100th consecutive legislative day the safe climate caucus has spoken on the house floor, calling for action to address climate change. the science itself is clear. climate change is already contributing to significant environmental changes. floods nted droughts, and hurricanes to name a few. but climate change is not only a serious environmental problem, it's a serious economic problem as well. american businesses, large and small, understand this threat. and they're responding accordingly. they're increasing their energy efficiencies, reducing pollution, and implementing more sustainable business practices. american businesses understand that the changing climate is already hurting their bottom lines. and they're taking action to strengthen their competitiveness and their resiliency. congress should be doing the same. yet our majority continues to stick its head in the sand and do nothing. climate change poses a real and immediate threat to our economy and we really can't afford to wait any longer. i urge my colleagues to join with america
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
ago, bill richardson, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., he went to cuba hoping to bring alan gross out of cuba with him. they wouldn't even let him see alan gross. >> that's right. that's right. and he -- they got very upset with some of the words he used when he spoke. and so that was an excuse for him not to visit alan. >> so let's be precise. what would you like president obama to do? >> i think you'd have to ask him what it takes. i want obama to take alan seriously. to take the situation seriously. he's the leader of the nation. he's the one who can go to the state department, to go to the justice department. whatever department's involved and say, let's make this work. he could do it tomorrow if he wanted to. >> but they all have issued statements that they would like alan gross freed. they're doing what they can. but they're not about to release those four cuban prisoners in the united states, if, in fact, that is the cuban demand. >> we don't know if that's the cuban demand, and as far as i'm concerned, and excuse me for sounding angry, but all of those statements have noth
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
components, and the enrichment component. you had six u n resolution saying enron -- saying iran should not engage in enrichment because they had gotten into a rational actor on the world stage. they are the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, including trying to call -- to kill the saudi ambassador there by bombing at a restaurant in washington, d c if you look at the behavior and the three components of the wasram, and i thought this a serious mistake. they made this mistake in syria, if you do not include your allies you would create decision. -- create suspicion. he had these secret talks in om idea,ch was a god awful and even if you like the deal you have created a level of suspicion now on the deal that makes our allies wary and empowers our adversaries use. the missile part of the program is not touch in the deal. they can continue to do missile the filament. the weaponization of their program is not touched. they can continue that. the facility they think they do that is not open to expect her's. if you're looking at triggers and for relation of all the modeling the
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
was a big part of it. at the same time the u.n. security council passed the first resolution in 1962, so it was a long walk to sanctions, not just a long walk to freedom. what is your take on why it took so long, given the overt racism in south africa to get to that point? >> well, as i just mentioned, why did it take us so long to get a voting bill passed under linden johnson? how could we a country of 200 or 300 years allowed slavery, jim crowe slavery to have persisted for so long? i think that's just another example of it that over time finally the morality and the ill morality of racism was able to be overcome. but it is not easy and i think many feelings are still there. you can see there is still a divide in our country. we still divide up red state, blue state. we have those fighting the civil war in many ways in their own minds, whether it's northern aggression or the interruption of a way of life in the south, et cetera. so i think it's a part of the human drama that we have to fight this evil of discrimination based on either race, ethnicity, religion, preference, any of the s
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
that the president has announced ignores not only u.s. law but ignores the u.n. sanctions that are in place. and it also ignores the fact that iran has not made any concessions in this area in the last 30 years. it also ignores the position that this deal puts israel in, one that is untenable and more impossible than any i have seen in my lifetime. the naivity of this administration in dealing with iran is something that is simply breathtaking. mr. speaker, i would just suggest to you that if iran gains nuclear weapons, we will need a new calendar. it will change our reality in the world that much. and i would say to you that while there's still time, we need to act. d you know, mr. speaker, there is that moment in the life of every problem when it is big enough to be seen and still small enough to be addressed but in terms of iran's nuclear weapons pursuit, that window is closing quickly. and whatever this body can do, whatever this president can do to prevent iran from gaining a nuclear weapons capability must be done soon because soon they will have the ability to ignore our treaties and
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
former u.n. secretary kofi annan, called a the loss of man dale la a -- mandela a loss for the world. here is a little bit what u.k. prime minister david cameron had to say. >> one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> reporter: now in a strange twist news of the death of mandela last night broke during the u.k. premier of his biographical movie "a long walk to freedom." mandela's passing was announced at end of the film, we're told to gasps even to screams in the audience. in attendance a members of mandela's family and royal family. the vatican marking this day. pope francis calling nelson mandela's promotion of human dignity, against violence, for truth, absolutely monumental, everybody, religious figures, leaders, rock stars, models, you name it, all coming out and expressing their condolences and their love for the man. back to you. bill: a lot of people have been waiting for this moment but the reality when it happens is still a different thing. greg palkot, looking forward to your coverage
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. with respect to the pakistan, there was never the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented. and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why you know, we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, you know, we're being naive, what i try to describe them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal. but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. i mean, if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but. >> last question. >> but sorry. haim, i want to make sure everybody understands. that will particular option is not available. as a consequence, we have
Univision
Dec 8, 2013 11:50am PST
fifa del 2010 en africa. u durante el final se le rindio un tributo que presenciaron mill n millones de personas. >> mandela es de los personajes más importantes y valorados de l la historia reciente en el mu o mundo. >> >> y para hablarnos, sobre la muerte de nelson mandela, su impacto no únicamente en sudáfrica, sino en el resto del mundo, y también para hablar de primer año del presidente de méxico, enrique peña nieto, se encuentra aquí con nosotros, jorge castañeda, ex canciller y por supuesto asesor de asuntos internacionales en univisión. jorge, gracias por estar aquí con nosotros. >> gracias, jorge. >> empecemos con nelson mandela, de su gran vida, de su extraordinaria vida, no me canso de escuchar los reportajes maravillosos que hay en todos lados, las redes están haciendo un trabajo maravilloso, ¿qué rescatamos de mandela para nosotros? >> hay que recordar siempre que quizás la última gran figura del siglo xx en irse, para bien y para mal, quizás la única que falta no necesariamente con las mismas virtudes fidel castro. >> claro. >> yo lo qu
Univision
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am PST
al aprensa. >> hay cosas que se retyuercen, yo estba briomeando sobre algo u un periodista muy distinguido, martin walker dijo, y dpespués t toda la prensa lo reseño: bill clinton dijo la verdad, el no tenía la capacidad para hacerlo. yo no dije, dije, probe. yo n c nunca negue que hubieera usad a marihuana, dije la verdad, me a pareció divertido. >> tienme un acuerdo comercial con china, una dictadura, pero no lo hizo con cucuba ¿por que? >> cuando era pdresidente intene incorporar a china a la o organización mundial del come i comercio, ellos cumplieron con l las normas de afiliación a la r organización mundial del come i comercio y cuando fui pdresidene tenía profundo intereés en mej a mejorar las rerlaclaciones cocu, incremente toda serie de cont contacto con cucuba ¿y que hi r hicieron a cambio? >> asesinaron a pilotos inoce e inocentes, derribaron aviones u que no estaban en su espacio r aeréreo y siguieron violando d e derehcos >> hablemos de venezuela ¿cree que se convierte en una dictad dictadura con el pdresidente n o nicoln nicolás madura? >>
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